Vine Deloria, Jr.
Author • Professor Emeritus of History • Former Executive Director of the NCAI • October 23, 2002

Always grounded in the stories told by the plains and ridges of your Sioux homeland, and guided by your vision of a vibrant tribal sovereignty, you have become a hero for the ages in Indian Country and far beyond. You have changed the West and the world through your activism during the Termination Crisis, your spirited leadership ever since, your vast and influential writings, and your encompassing mind and matchless courage.